Teacher Admits Assaulting Another Teacher

August 25, 2015

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 25], 41-year-old schoolteacher Shanika Parfitt was given a Conditional Discharge after she plead guilty to a single charge of unlawfully assaulting another female teacher at East End Primary on 27th May 2015.

The Crown Prosecutor told Magistrate Archie Warner that Ms Parfitt had accosted the victim in the staff room and complained to her that her daughter had been passed over for an award.

The victim and Ms Parfitt’s disagreement then escalated and Ms Parfitt pushed and shoved the victim. Another teacher intervened and the assault ended, but not before the victim had suffered what the Magistrate later described as minor injuries.

In handing down his judgment, the Magistrate noted that Ms Parfitt had been suspended from her teaching job, had been through an EAP program, was currently involved in an Anger Management Program, and was expecting to be re-appointed to another school for the coming school session. He also noted that she had been teaching for fifteen years and had a clean record.

The Magistrate said that he would not record a criminal conviction against her, but would grant her a Conditional Discharge that would stand for twelve months.

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